16: Wall Framing

We have walls!

The rain finally let up enough for the framing crew to come out and start on the walls.  What you see in the picture below was done is just one day.  The framing crew said they could have finished the house had the trusses been on the job site.  It’s a shame the trusses weren’t delivered the same day as the studs.

The crew consisted on 4 people and they knew their job!  Each guy would lay out the necessary 2 x 4s to build a wall, mark the 16″ centers and then assemble it using his air nailer.  Each man could assemble a wall section in a matter of minutes.  They’d then stand them up and bolt them in place on the foundation.  Article continues below…

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How big is 1260 sq ft?

With the wall studs in place, we can now see just how big each room is.  The front of the house is one big room with the living room, kitchen and dining area.  The TV will mount on the wall above the fireplace and we’ll arrange our furniture accordingly.  We only have 2 recliners, a love seat and a couch.  In the kitchen, we will eat at the 7ft island and we’ll have a folding dining table in the corner for when guests come.  The dining table is 12″ wide and 5′ long when folded, it expands to 48″ x 60″ when opened up.  It will seldom be used, holidays and what not so the size is not an issue.

The 2 extra bedrooms are a good size and the master bedroom is bigger than what we have now.  Jerry’s bathroom is small but Cynthia’s is lots bigger.  Cynthia’s is also the master bath so it should be bigger.  The mud room / entry  is the perfect size and will hold coats and such plus the washer and dryer.  It’s gonna look great when it is done!  We can hardly wait…

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